Saturday, August 20, 2022

Boeing A75N1 (PT-17) Kaydet, N55267 and Boeing A75N1 (PT-17) Kaydet, N52652: Accident occurred August 20, 2022 at Flying Circus Aerodrome (3VA3), Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

Aircraft landed on top of N52652 during aerobatic maneuvers. 


Date: 20-AUG-22
Time: 14:45:00Z
Regis#: N55267
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: A75N
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AIR SHOW
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
City: WARRENTON
State: VIRGINIA

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

Aircraft N55267 landed on top of N52652 during aerobatic maneuvers. 

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Date: 20-AUG-22
Time: 14:45:00Z
Regis#: N52652
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: A75N
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AIR SHOW
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
City: WARRENTON
State: VIRGINIA




Four people suffered minor injuries when two aircraft collided Saturday morning at the Flying Circus Aerodrome in Fauquier County.

The incident happened about 9:05 a.m. at the airfield in the 5100 block of Ritchie Road. State police say a Boeing-Stearman aircraft was attempting to land when another Boeing-Stearman aircraft was attempting to take off. The two aircraft collided, causing one of them to overturn, said Virginia State Police Sgt. Brent Coffey.

The pilot of the aircraft that was landing, a 62-year-old Warrenton man, along with a 50-year-old woman who was his passenger, both were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The pilot of the aircraft that was taking off, a 62-year-old Chesterfield County man, and his passenger, a 14-year-old girl, also suffered minor injuries and also were treated at the scene.

The FAA responded to the scene and the crash remains under investigation. The NTSB was also notified.

No one on the ground was injured, Coffey said.



FAUQUIER COUNTY, Virginia (WRIC) — Two planes collided in Fauquier County on Saturday morning, causing injury to four people, including a Chesterfield resident.

Virginia State Police responded to a two-plane crash along the 5100 block of Ritchie Road in Fauquier County on Saturday, August 20 at 9:05 a.m.  

According to police, a Boeing-Stearman was attempting to land at the same time another Boeing-Stearman was attempting to take off. The two aircraft collided with each other, causing one of the planes to overturn.

The pilot of the aircraft that was taking off, a 62-year-old man from Chesterfield, suffered minor injuries and was treated on the scene. The passenger, a 14-year-old female, also had minor injuries.

The pilot of the aircraft that was landing, a 62-year-old man from Warrenton, Virginia, and the passenger, a 50-year-old woman, both had minor injuries.

Everyone involved in the crash was treated for their injuries on scene. No one on the ground was injured as a result of the crash.

This crash remains under investigation.


A Warrenton man was injured today when his plane collided with another aircraft and crashed in Fauquier County.

Virginia State Police responded to a two-plane crash in Fauquier County. The crash occurred Saturday, August 20, at 9:05 a.m. along the 5100 block of Ritchie Road at a small airfield.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a Boeing-Stearman was attempting to land when another Boeing-Stearman was trying to take off. The two aircraft collided, which caused one of them to overturn.

The pilot of the aircraft that was landing, a 62-year-old man from Warrenton, suffered minor injuries and was treated on the scene. A 50-year-old female passenger was treated on the scene for minor injuries.

The pilot of the aircraft that was taking off, a 62-year-old man from Chesterfield, suffered minor injuries and was treated on the scene. A 14-year-old female passenger was treated on the scene for minor injuries.

The FAA responded to the scene, and the crash remains under investigation. The NTSB was also notified.

No one on the ground was injured.

The airfield is home to the Flying Circus Airshow. According to its Facebook page, an air balloon show occurred today at the airport where the crash occurred.

3 comments:


  1. 14 CFR part 91, states that aircraft, while on final approach
    to land or while landing, have the right-of-way over other
    aircraft in flight or operating on the surface. When two or
    more aircraft are approaching an airport for the purpose of
    landing, the aircraft at the lower altitude has the right-of-
    way. Pilots should not take advantage of this rule to cut in
    front of another aircraft that is on final approach to land or
    to overtake that aircraft.

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  2. just get out of the planes and collect your social security while you still can. And that way you won't kill your passengers.

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  3. This accident did not take place at the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport (KHWY) but at the nearby Flying Circus Aerodrome 3VA3.

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